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    Forget all this ‘cars are so hard to drive’. F1 cars are easier to drive. Have a look at some in-car footage from 15 years ago and look at the car shaking and jumping around. Compare with a modern car, so smooth and balanced.

    You’ll see the same thing if you drive a new car and compare with a 15-20 year old car (of a similar standard). The new car will have much more power and far better brakes, but will be much easier to drive. This is just technology of car design, improving handling and predictability of the car, etc.

    The difference is even more exaggerated in Formula 1 due to the amounts of money and competition involved – a 2010 Formula 1 car costs much more than a 1990 Formula 1 car, for example. And doesn’t have a massive increase in power.

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